A third of Syrian children have grown up knowing only conflict, says UNICEF

Syrian refugee children attend a class at their camp in Amman December 23, 2013. Majed is a Syrian refugee teacher, who came to Jordan six months ago and has taken the initiative to teach children in the camp who are unable to go to Jordanian government schools because of the far distance. About 200 Syrian families, who fled the violence in Syria mostly from Hama, set up two settlements which are not officially recognised.   REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed (JORDAN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION) - RTX16SLU

In five years, the war has affected more than 80% of Syria’s children Image: REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

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